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An ability to drag out persistent guides to an artboard and have other objects snap to it

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I’m happy to announce that starting today, with the latest update, Artboard Guides functionality is part of XD!

Creation is very simple, you can simply point to the top and left of any artboard, click and drag to create guides.

You can check how Guides work in a short video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnalFtR2KMA ) or check out Adobe XD’s help pages to see all the details of the feature (https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/artboards-grids.html#custom-artboard-guides).

Happy designing!

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  • Ahsan Idrisi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please make RULERS

    These guides are useless
    When I have a artboard of like 6000px high for a landing page, I have to zoom out to place the guide and I can't even see where I have place it. This is really difficult and painful for me.

  • Camila Vicente da Silva commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi adobe, thanks for the guides. However when in need to drag one guide to the end of a long artboard the guide draggable area disappears because of the scroll!
    Please make rulers (or guide draggable area) fixed to top and sides.

  • nitai oren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Where are the rulers again?
    I don’t see why the user need to drag from the edge of the artboard the guide for couple of obvious reasons:
    This is not good usability. because when the user is working on something every time he needs to move to the edge of the artboard and physically move the view of the artboard.
    But hell why? Again there is the rulers convention you did on Photoshop / Indesign etc…
    remember? Why break a good convention?
    B. The user don’t know how to pull out a guide because you don’t show a top bar menu with
    shortcuts and he needs to search in the internet how to do it. You concealed the
    Affordance of the object from the novice users.
    C. Question: let’s say this is you convention. So why the user can’t pull a guide from the
    bottom?

  • Taao commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Was there any user testing while this was being developed? Incredibly annoying and unproductive to have to zoom out and scroll to the top of a page if I have a longer page. Introduce rulers and pull guides from it, the wheel did not need reinventing here.

  • Inc Beats commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    But what if I working in zoom (a lengthy artboard for eg)? Then I have to zoom out & scroll upwards and need to drag again?

  • Jonathan Willmann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    we still miss some basic features such as type in values for guides, rotate guides and we need rulers. we all know and use these basic features in other layout tools... cmon guys you can do it

  • Austin Phillips commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    THESE ARE SO AWESOME THANK YOU!

    Is there a way to pull guides onto an art board without having to zoom out and pull from the top or the artboard? It's a little frustrating when you're working on a long page.

  • LB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yaay!! Thank you so much for adding this feature! And for including a way to toggle the visibility of the guides.

  • Rae commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would really like an easy way to not only create the guides, but be able to hide them when showing my work to my manager/clients. However taking into account my list of items in the artboard section is huge and I would hate to have to troll through it everytime.

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